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Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer magazine

The leading magazine in the frozen and refrigerated food industry.

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer has the No. 1 position in ad revenues in its market. The award-winning magazine provides information and insights to help its readers distribute, merchandise and sell more frozen and refrigerated products, more profitably.

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PLMA Cancels November Show; Plans Feb. 1-5 Virtual Event

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has canceled its Nov. 15-17 show and will instead host PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week a virtual event set for February 1-5, 2021. The change comes because of continuing uncertainties concerning the health and safety of participants at large-scale, in-person gatherings. PLMA said it would return to its annual […]

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Industry Veteran Dan Lehtonen, 60, Killed in Crash

Dan Lehtonen, a well-known frozen food industry executive, was killed Aug. 17 in a car accident in Tooele County. He was 60 and lived in Draper, Utah. A life-long food industry veteran, he held leadership positions with Good Karma Foods, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, and spent nearly 20 years with Schwan’s Consumer […]

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RLS CREATES NATIONAL JOINT VENTURE WITH REGIONAL PRWs

‘For manufacturers that are too small to be a priority at a larger provider, the RLS network provides the ideal combination of responsive service and scalability.’ Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based RLS Logistics (rlslogistics.com) has created a joint venture allowing customers to work with regional family-run cold storage providers nationwide. Small- and mid-sized manufacturers of frozen and […]

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NFRA BESTOWS 25 GOLDEN PENGUIN AWARDS

They’re for the best merchandising and marketing events in the industry during the March Frozen Food Month promotion. Another 37 silver awards will go to regional winners. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa., will present 25 Golden Penguin Awards to the national winners of its 2020 March Frozen Food Month promotion. Presentations […]

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VITAL FARMS IS GOING PUBLIC

Leading producer of pasture-raised eggs and butter has posted 33% CAGR in net revenue between 2015 and 2019.   Austin, Tex.-based Vital Farms, billed as the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs and butter and the second largest U.S. egg brand by retail dollar sales, filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and […]

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Plant-Based Mickey Mouse Nuggets

Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg’s launches what it says is a category first under its Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand (incogmeato.com): plant-based chicken nuggets shaped like Mickey Mouse. Made with non-GMO soy and natural colors and flavors, kid-friendly Mickey Chik’n Nuggets deliver 10 grams of complete protein per serving and are a good source of fiber […]

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Snack Packs

Schuman Cheese, Fairfield, N.J., pairs its most celebrated rBST-free Wisconsin cheeses with dried fruit and roasted nuts to create portable snack packs. Offered under the company’s flagship Cello brand (cellocheese.com), they’re offered in two varieties: Fontal Cheese with dried blueberries and lemon praline almonds and Copper Kettle Cheese with lemon ginger cherries and praline pecans. […]

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Mini Pretzel Beer Brats

Thanks to a new licensing agreement, Wheeling, Ill-based Distinctive Foods (distinctivefoods.com) expands its line of dough-wrapped proteins with Pabst Blue Ribbon Mini Pretzel Beer Brats. Described as a fun twist on classic pigs-in-a-blanket, the frozen appetizers feature miniature hardwood smoked bratwurst cooked with Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer using a decades-old family recipe and then wrapped […]

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